As the foremost wellbeing resource in Essex, the Healthy Life Essex website hosts hundreds of articles on a range of subjects authored by specialists in their field. The purpose of HLE is to provide informative articles: not to dictate what you should or shouldn’t do, but to suggest options that you may not have previously considered. Healthy Life Essex articles all form part of a rich jigsaw of information that can help us all lead happier, healthier, greener lives: lifestyles that are better for us, for our families, and for future generations.
Articles have been categorised and sub-categorised to help you find subjects you are most interested in. Many articles are relevant to several categories but can only be listed in one section. You might therefore like to use the search facility to find articles about subjects you are particularly interested in.
The NHS is sadly straining at the seams and struggling to cope. We continually hear about bed shortages, delayed operations and sometimes quite serious mistakes which are inevitably the result of such intense pressure. We may be living longer, but statistics suggest a large percentage of us will be suffering from serious illnesses such as cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart disease in our later years. We all therefore need to take responsibility for our own health and wellbeing in order to minimise those risks; in order to stay healthy for longer and enjoy life to the full. And there lies the connection between health issues and countryside, charities, volunteering, the arts, sustainability. Sometimes, in fact quite often, the best ‘prescription’ is not a pill but a walk in the countryside, some gardening, immersion in arts and crafts, or even volunteering. (Our Events in Essex section can help you find appropriate activities near you, including the ever popular Health Walks designed especially for people who have not exercised for some time.)
You may also wish to visit our blog which also features hundreds of articles covering many different subjects, but blogs tend to be shorter and time sensitive than our ‘evergreen’ articles.
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